Why I needed a Wine Aerator!
I stood there, frozen for a moment as my mouth went into shock.
Where was that spittoon when I most needed it?
Mind numbing, momentarily, yes but there it was… relief in the form of a wine spittoon.
What had gone wrong?
Why was I unable to speak?
Why had my tongue gone numb?
Only one thing could save my wine, so I reached for my trusty wine aerator…
As it happens, it was the natural effect of a red wine with a super amount of tannin.
Normally, we don’t try wine in the early years of its development, especially as French wine is made to be in the bottle for a decade or so.
But we were at a wine tasting to assess which wines would be most likely to evolve into a fine wine over the next few years.
The numbing effect in my mouth was the tannins, the same tannins which over time will assist the wine to evolve into a fine drinking wine (or not, as only time will tell).
As makers of a stylish, designer led wine aerator we can tell you that we did a great deal of research on why wine needs aerating before drinking. Some of the research was pleasant and other aspects were a little more shocking to the senses. All of the research was fun!
The reason for using a wine aerator is simple;
“it is specifically designed to help you instantly add air to your wine to reduce any tannins and enhance the taste of the wine”…
In essence, adding air to wine is not new as can be demonstrated by the choice of highly collectable antique decanters.
Our forebears knew about the effect of aeration on wine.
The WineWeaver wine aerator is a 21st century design which makes a generational jump in wine tasting and design. It brings a decanting effect to wine. It is practical to use and simplicity itself.
The WineWeaver is an aerator which has precision engineering design to give you simple and effective wine aeration at your finger-tips. So aerate wines with tannin if you want to immediately improve the taste of wine.
Technically speaking, in the process of making wines and in particular red wines, the wine juice is exposed to the polyphenols held in the plant. Whilst the polyphenols help the wine they also mean you need to aerate the wine to improve the taste.
Polyphenols are completely natural and found in the stems, seeds and skin of the grapes so don’t worry about them as they are good.
However, they do have the impact of making the wine taste a little tart and astringent (often referred to as tannic or tannin in wine) so whilst they have some good benefits, they just don’t taste nice.
But remember, the vineyard owner has to protect his grapes and one of the side benefits is that the insects also think the taste is horrible and move on to find something else to eat. At least we get the final product – the wine and we have the technical know-how to deal with it.
In every day terms it is the tannin which makes your mouth feel dry and the wine seem a little tight and unpleasant. I have already described the effect of an excess of tannin in wine -speechless sums it up. Needless to say, the wine-maker wouldn’t release to the public a wine that makes your mouth go numb so don’t worry, you are just dealing with a little tannic effect.
All you have to do is add air to your wine, through an aerator or decanter, to instantly improve the taste and immediately reduce the impact of the tannins.
WineWeaver is a wine aerator and it is designed to do just that; it adds air to the wine in an easy, completely natural and gentle way for a more delicious wine.
A wine aerator which reduces sediment.
Sediment are the very fine fragments left by dead yeast cells and other insoluble particles like grape pulp and tiny bits of grape skin. Again, it is a natural by-product of natural wine making processes and is completely harmless.
It just isn’t pleasant to have little bits on the tongue when sipping your fine wine – not to mention, it is difficult to remove them! Where did you say that spittoon was again?
Take the simple route and use an aerator, like WineWeaver, which is designed to help remove those particles before you take your first sip.
We designed the wine aerator to sit directly on the glass to give you hands-free wine aeration. You don’t have to hold the bottle and then try to co-ordinate the wine aerator over the glass.
All you have to hold is the bottle of wine and pour into the WineWeaver and let the wine aerator do the rest. Just remember you can alter the WineWeaver spout to suit the size of your glass. There are a few seconds delay as the aeration process works so don’t over fill the glass when you are mesmerised by the beauty of the wine decanting onto the side of the glass.
Aerate to drink better wine, now!
WineWeaver is a simple to use, efficient and modern wine aerator. You can use it for a single glass of wine or with a full decanter when dealing with highly tannic wines.
Just come home from a hard day at work? Well treat yourself to a perfectly aerated glass of wine, use a WineWeaver Wine Aerator.